Wednesday, September 28, 2011

How Much Is Too Much?

Lately, I’ve been thinking I need more. 
When I first thought I would start cooking, I had no idea what to buy, what was necessary, or how to proceed.  So I read and read and read. 
As I began to purchase, I was worried I was getting too much.  I doubted I would ever have the need for all this product.  I began to accumulate and get, wondering why?  I needed this pan for this recipe or this gadget for that one, but would I ever use it again?  Was I wasting my money?
It turns out, I wasn’t.  In fact, now I’m wondering if I need more.  After an exhaustive search, I bought a set of pots and pans.  A small and a large pot, a small and a large skillet, a bigger pan, a dutch oven, respective lids, even a pasta insert!  I am very happy with them.  In fact, the only thing I don’t particularly like about them is that they cannot go in the dishwasher.  And that isn’t even an issue.  They are super easy to clean!
I am considering buying another set of these pots and pans.  Is that excessive?  I do not know.  I find that I have, on more than one occasion, needed an extra large pot, that two large skillets would make my life easier than using the large one and the small one over and over.
I am leaving my research to you, my dear readers.  Do you have more than one set of pots and pans?  Do you use them?  Or have they just become more clutter in your kitchen?  Or would it just be smarter to buy an extra large pan and skillet rather than a whole extra set?


  1. I have approximately a set and a half of pots and pans. I have a large skillet, a small skillet, and a cast iron skillet. I have two large pots, and three smaller ones, ranging from tiny to medium. And I have a big, wok-style pot/pan. It's perfect for me. I would suggest just getting the extra skillet and pot, instead of the whole set, unless the price is comparable and you've got extra room in your kitchen.
    I usually end up with tiny kitchens, so am always trying to downsize, and only keep gadgets/pans that multitask.
    Just wondering - what kind of pots and pans did you get? Use stainless steel and cast iron whenever possible, avoid teflon. You probably already know that, but just thought I'd throw it out there.

  2. Jess - Thank you for your input! I got the Cuisinart Green Cookware. I have a pretty small kitchen without a lot of storage space, so I am thinking along the same lines. I just cannot make a rash decision to save my life! ;)
    I would love to start a Just Say No campaign for teflon.

  3. I couldn't agree more, dad! Finally! You agree with me... :)


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